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Sainsbury's Toffee Biscuit Chocolate Bars

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Brand: Sainsbury's / Type: Toffee

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      08.07.2010 14:25
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      Recommended if you'd usually buy Twix but want something cheaper

      Twix is one of my favourite chocolate bars but unless it's on offer, I consider it to be too expensive to buy on a regular basis. Searching the shelves at Sainsburys one day in search of something that was on offer, I spotted these. While they weren't actually on offer as such, they were quite a bit cheaper than Twix and looked to be the same kind of thing. I figured that I might as well give them a try and see if they were any good, so into the basket they went!

      On opening the packet, I found that they looked exactly the same as Twix. You've got the combination of chocolate, biscuit and caramel and if I was to leave one of the fingers lying around, you probably wouldn't take one look and automatically know that it was anything other than a Twix.

      Sounds good so far, but what about the all-important taste test? To me, these are a cheaper version of Twix without skimping on quality. Having tried these, I wouldn't go back to buying the brand name again as I can't tell much, if any, difference between the two - other than price. The biscuit part of the bars are suitably crunchy and there is also a generous amount of caramel in there too. On the outside, they haven't been stingy with the chocolate either so there's nothing that immediately screams "woefully inferior".

      They cost £1.08 for a pack of 7 chocolate bars, each of which are individually wrapped. This last week, Twix were on offer for £1 for a pack of five at Sainsburys but for a mere 8p more, you could get two extra here. If there's no offer on, I'm not sure exactly how much you'd pay for Twix but it would be considerably more no doubt.

      One thing I have noticed is that they seem more likely to go soft if you take them out of the wrapper and leave them unattended, in comparison to Twix but if you're anything like me, you'll eat them straight away and that won't be a problem!

      Each packet of two fingers has: 197 calories, 9.6g of fat, 5.6g of saturated fat, 18.8g of sugars and 0.16g of salt so not the most healthy snack you could choose but that's not going to come as much surprise!

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